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‘Tis the Season To Prep 2018 Taxes: Asset Management Can Save You Time

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Tax season has passed and next April will come along before you know it. Did you collect your gross receipts and banking statements? Travel expense logs? Equipment vouchers? The equipment itself? Maybe? What about inventory documents? Did you gather them together? Can you find them all? Leases? Payroll accounts? Insurance information? If you rely solely on your accounting or, even worse, ... Read More »

How Small Businesses Can Survive the Age Of Free Shipping

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It’s not easy for small businesses that sell online—or exist at all, really—to survive in the shadows of retail giants like Amazon, Wal-Mart, and Target. The giants have too much economy of scale, bigger advertising budgets, and cozy relationships with logistics companies that cut them deals. No part of the online shopping industry represents this advantage better than the concept ... Read More »

The Biggest Supply Chain Trends

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We’re still just starting the year 2017, and already there are some important supply chain trends to take note of. This is a space that is always in flux—those involved in logistics are constantly looking for the next big advantage or step forward in technology to cut costs and increase efficiency—but 2017 feels like we’re on the precipice of even ... Read More »

2017’s Emerigng and Under-the-Radar Retail Trends

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The year 2017 is an exciting time to be alive, and believe it or not, the world of retail is no exception. Retail is an ever-changing space, susceptible to changes in technology, popular culture, and the ever-volatile economy—and because of that, there are always new trends on the horizon. Many experts believe we are on the cusp of great changes ... Read More »

What Are Some Of the Challenges of Going Global?

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As a business owner, you have goals and dreams for your company. However, economic growth continues to be a challenge facing small businesses in the U.S.  In fact, the 2017 State of Small Business Report found the following to be true: 39 percent of small businesses struggle with growing revenue. 46 percent found increasing profits to be their Achilles heel. ... Read More »

Retailers Are Returning To the Bricks and Clicks Model

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When it comes to retail, we are approaching the singularity. In the commerce context, this isn’t the somewhat-terrifying fusion of humans and robots into one mind, but the combination of online and offline shopping into one experience that transcends what either format could do individually. E-tailers are trending towards brick-and-mortar stores, but it’s hardly a step backwards. E-tailers are trending ... Read More »

How Robots Are Changing the Automatic Data Capture Market

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If there’s one technology trend we can say is sweeping almost every part of modern life—including ecommerce, warehousing, supply chain management and business in general—it’s quite simple: robots. Whether sitting on your desk in the form of Amazon’s Alexa or rushing across warehouse floors to unpack pallets, robots and other forms of automation are the next big thing. As for ... Read More »

7 Strategies To Keep Up With Your Fast Growing Business

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Chocomize, a New Jersey-based custom chocolate company, was a relatively new company. Business was good and growth was steady. That is, until Oprah Magazine caught wind of the company’s chocolatey offerings. Chocomize was then featured in the magazine, and from then on their call volume exploded – from 15 calls a day to nearly five times that amount. As a ... Read More »

What Your Business Can Learn From Etsy

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As 2017 begins in earnest, one of the most intriguing companies to watch is Etsy, the peer-to-peer ecommerce platform that specializes in unique crafts. Now in its 11th year, Etsy’s growth has the business world talking—and other companies, big or small, should take note of their 2017 strategy, which looks to expand on what’s already made them successful. In a ... Read More »